There’s nothing like someone giving you a soothing massage to get relief from aching or sore muscles or to help with an injury like a pulled muscle. More people are recognizing the health benefits of massage and take advantage of getting one when they can. There are a variety of methods and techniques and movements which can be used in massage.
There are also a variety of massage tools that also can manipulate the soft tissues for daily relief
Economically and time wise going to a masseuse possible, and it is possible to heal yourself and get some relief, depending on the problem. Massage tools can be found in drug stores and grocery stores and even in some hardware stores now.
Back-1/3 of massage patients receive one for back pain or injury. Studies show a massage lessened the use of painkillers by as much as 36%. Headache-Massage therapy can reduce the number of headaches a person may be having and provide a better quality of sleep. Osteoarthritis-People suffering from osteoarthritis who received a one hour massage showed a decrease in pain, stiffness and increased function. Stress or anxiety –massage is proven to reduce levels of stress and anxiety as much as 50% in patients who are recovering from, still in the throes of illness or disease, or suffer from general stress and anxiety.
Accupressure is method of Traditional Chinese Medicine, that uses the meridians, or channels in your body, as energy points to unblock and restore your vital life force or qi. It’s just a matter of preference when it comes to using massage or acupressure, there are hand tools for both.
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